Various ‎– The Golden Age Of British Dance Bands

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1 - Those Dance Band Years 1925-1927
The New Princes Toronto Band Paddlin' Madelin' Home
Savoy Havana Band Everybody Stomp
Carlton Hotel Dance Orchestra Charleston Charley
The Savoy Orpheans Valencia
Jay Whidden And His New Midnight Follies Band* You've Got Those Wanna-Go-Back-Again Blues
Ronnie Munro And His Dance Orchestra* Hello, Aloha, How Are You?
Jay Whidden And His New Midnight Follies Band* Up And At 'Em
Jack Hylton's Kit-Kat Band Crazy Quilt
The Devonshire Restaurant Dance Band Jig Walk
Debroy Somers Band Brainstorm-Erratic Blues
Piccadilly Revels Band Ain't She Sweet?
The Sylvians I Need Lovin'
Savoy Havana Band At Sundown
Piccadilly Revels Band Just The Same
The Savoy Orpheans Vo-Do-Do-De-O Blues
London Radio Dance Band The Devil Is Afraid Of Music
2 - Those Dance Band Years 1927-1931
The Sylvians Mississippi Mud
Ronnie Munro And His Dance Orchestra* Nebraska
The Piccadilly Players (2) Kiss And Make Up
The Rhythm Band Blue Butterfly
Arthur Rosebery And His Kit-Kat Dance Band Virginia (There's A Blue Ridge 'Round My Heart)
Charlie Kunz And His Chez Henri Orchestra You Went Away Once Too Often
Ray Starita And His Ambassadors' Dance Club Band* Wake Up, Chillun, Wake Up!
Jack Payne And His BBC Dance Orchestra Do Something
Arthur Rosebery And His Kit-Kat Dance Band Broadway Melody
The Piccadilly Players (2) You Wouldn't Fool Me, Would You?
The Four Bright Sparks Every Day Away From You
Arcadians Dance Orchestra 'Leven-Thirty Saturday Night
Jack Hylton And His Orchestra Tap Your Feet
Ambrose And His Orchestra* If I Could Be With You One Hour Tonight
Percival Mackey And His Band Time On My Hands
Holiday Hits (Introducing):
The New Mayfair Orchestra* Got The Bench, Got The Park
The New Mayfair Orchestra* Would You Like To Take A Walk
The New Mayfair Orchestra* Reaching For The Moon
The New Mayfair Orchestra* Hello Beautiful
3 - Those Dance Band Years 1931-1934
The New Mayfair Dance Orchestra Holiday Hits (Introducing):
Miss Elizabeth Brown
Sil'vry Rio Grande: River Stay Away From My Door
Oh Rosalita
Jack Payne And His BBC Dance Orchestra Down Sunnyside Lane
Sidney Kyte And His Piccadilly Hotel Band* Me
John Firman And His Band That's My Desire
The Blue Lyres All Of Me
The Blue Lyres You Rascal, You
Ambrose And His Orchestra* The Clouds Will Soon Roll By
Philip Brown's Grosvenor Band Mean Music
Sydney Lipton And His Grosvenor House Band Sadie The Shaker
Debroy Somers Band You're An Old Smoothie
Jack Jackson And His Orchestra I Like To Go Back In The Evening
Ray Noble And His Orchestra The Japanese Sandman
The BBC Dance Orchestra April In Paris
Billy Merrin And His Commanders We'll Make Hay While The Sun Shines
Billy Cotton And His Band Annie Doesn't Live Here Anymore
Carroll Gibbons And The Savoy Hotel Orpheans* Better Think Twice
4 - Those Dance Band Years 1934-1936
Geraldo's Gaucho Tango Orchestra* The Carioca
The New Music Of Reginald Foresythe Deep Forest
Lew Stone And His Band Tina
The Gaumont British Dance Band What A Little Moonlight Can Do
Teddy Joyce And His Orchestra June In January
Harry Perritt And His Orchestra Buchanan Stomp
Teddy Joyce And His Orchestra Holiday Express
Harry Roy And His Orchestra Roy Medley (Part 1) Introducing:
Bugle Call Rag
Twelfth Street Rag
Tiger Rag
Harry Roy And His Orchestra Roy Medley (Part 2) Introducing:
Somebody Stole My Girl
Nobody's Sweetheart
Chinatown My Chinatown
Lew Stone And His Band Pop! Goes Your Heart
Jack Hylton And His Orchestra Footloose And Fancy Free
Joe Daniels And His 'Drumnastics' Hotshots* St. Louis Blues
Jack Jackson And His Band Roll Along, Prairie Moon
Carroll Gibbons And The Savoy Hotel Orpheans* From The Top Of Your Head
Maurice Winnick And His Orchestra Love Is A Dancing Thing
Harry Leader And His Band My Sweetie Went Away
5 - Those Dance Band Years 1936-1938
Maurice Winnick And His Orchestra Moon Over Miami
The Romany Band Woe Is Me
The Krakajax Oh! By Jingo! Oh By God!
Roy Fox And His Orchestra* A Pretty Girl Is Like A Melody
Billy Cotton And His Band Free
Bram Martin And His Band When My Dreamboat Comes Home
Bram Martin's Borderliners West End Blues
Nat Gonella And His Georgians* Boo-Hoo
Bert Firman And His Orchestra Swing High, Swing Low
Billy Bissett And His Orchestra Never In A Million Years
Orlando And His Orchestra* Love Is Good For AnythingThat Ails You
George Elrick And His Swing Music Makers Swing Session In Siberia
Howard Jacobs And His Golden Tone Saxophone With His Orchestra For Dancing Getting Some Fun Out Of Life
Syd Seymour And His Mad Hatters Chinese Laundry Blues
Billy Ternent's Rhythm You Started Something
Dan Donovan And His Music She's The Daughter Of The Old Grey Mare
6 - Those Dance Band Years 1938-1939
Sid Millward And His Band* Someday Sweetheart
Jack White And His Collegians* Sweet As A Song
Jack Harris And His Orchestra* Mama, I Wanna Make Rhythm
Roy Fox And His Orchestra* How'd Ja Like To Love Me?
Henry Hall And His Orchestra* Love Makes The World Go Round
Geraldo And His Orchestra Penny Serenade
Eddie Carroll And His Music* My Own
The Organ, The Dance Band And Me* There's A New Apple Tree
Hugo Rignold And His Orchestra* You Must Have Been A Beautiful Baby
Reginald Williams And His Futurists* I'm Madly In Love With You
Billy Thorburn And His Music* Heaven Can Wait
Jack Harris And His Orchestra* Plain Jane
Joe Loss And His Band South Of The Border
Van Straten And His Music* The Lady's In Love With You
Joe Loss And His Band Begin The Beguine
Herman Darewski And His Band* Wishing (Will Make It So)
7 - Those Dance Band Years 1923-1936 "Bands Across The Sea"
Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra Tell Me With A Melody
Paul Whiteman And His Orchestra Just One More Chance
Paul Specht's Canadian Club Orchestra Clap Hands, Here Comes Charlie
Fred Rich And His Hotel Astor Orchestra Baltimore
Fred Rich And His Hotel Astor Orchestra Calling Me Home
Noble Sissle And His Sizzling Syncopators You Can't Get To Heaven That Way
Noble Sissle And His Sizzling Syncopators Confessin' (That I Love You)
Rudy Vallee And His Connecticut Yankees Old Man Harlem
Rudy Vallee And His Connecticut Yankees Here Is My Heart (Here Is My Hand)
Joe Venuti And His Orchestra Hiawatha's Lullaby
Ben Selvin And His Orchestra* Sweetheart Darlin'
Jack Hylton And His Orchestra Lights Out
Jack Hylton And His Orchestra The Music Goes 'Round And Around
Jack Hylton And His Orchestra Eeny Meeny Miney Mo
Jack Hylton And His Orchestra A Little Bit Independent
Andy Kirk And His Twelve Clouds Of Joy* Cloudy
Those Dance Band Hits
Savoy Orpheans* Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
Jack Hylton And His Orchestra Shepherd Of The Hills
Savoy Havana Band Crazy Words, Crazy Tunes
The Rhythmic Eight She's A Great, Great Girl
Jack Payne And His BBC Dance Orchestra Happy Days Are Here Again
Ambrose And His Orchestra* Soft Lights And Sweet Music
Henry Hall And The BBC Dance Orchestra* The Teddy Bear's Picnic
Jack Jackson And His Orchestra Make Those People Sway
Ray Noble And His Orchestra You Ought To See Sally On Sunday
Harry Roy Orchestra* Sarawaki
Lew Stone And His Band I Ain't Got Nobody
Billy Cotton And His Band Truckin'
Carroll Gibbons And The Savoy Hotel Orpheans* These Foolish Things
Maurice Winnick Orchestra* Stars In My Eyes
Roy Fox And His Orchestra* Whispering
Jack Harris And His Orchestra* Amouresque

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SM321/2/3/4/5/6/7, SMF328 Various The Golden Age Of British Dance Bands(7xLP, Comp, Mono, Club, RM + LP, Comp, Mono, Club,) World Records (6), World Records (6) SM321/2/3/4/5/6/7, SMF328 UK 1975 Sell This Version
CSM321/2/3/4/5/6/7, CSMF328 Various The Golden Age Of British Dance Bands(7xCass, Comp, Mono, RM + Cass, Comp, Mono, RM, Smp) World Records (6), World Records (6) CSM321/2/3/4/5/6/7, CSMF328 UK 1975 Sell This Version
SH 365 Various The Golden Age Of British Dance Bands 1936-1938(LP, Comp) World Records (6) SH 365 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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June 19, 2012
referencing The Golden Age Of British Dance Bands, 7xLP, Comp, Mono, Club, RM + LP, Comp, Mono, Club,, SM321/2/3/4/5/6/7, SMF328

A monster collection of dance band recordings on 8 LPs, stretching from around 1925 to 1939. Lovingly remastered from 78s and archived material, sourced from EMI vaults and collectors.

Each LP, with sequentially-numbered sleeves, covers a particular era in the emergence of this music. There's a reasonably exhaustive 6-page guide inside the heavyweight card box, giving a who's-who on the performers. A whole wealth of bands, who provided some classic hits over the BBC airwaves during the War, along with putting on the style in hotels & dance halls in the UK and abroad during the Dance Band Years.

I've seen some of the contents of this set, possibly from broken boxes, sold separately - which is a shame. Whilst it may not be a 'milestone' to avid collectors, this set offers a great and very complete entry to those wishing to know more about the origins of the dance band craze. It certainly shed some light on the Era for me, so I'll orchestrate it five stars...